Radicants Paris is hosting a discussion between Bracha L. Ettinger and Kandis Williams on Wednesday, 14th of September, 18:00 at Radicants Paris, 18 Rue Commines, Paris.
RSVP is mandatory, please email email@example.com to reserve your seat. Please note, the talk will be held in English.
A conversation between artist and philosopher, painter and psychoanalytic theorist Bracha L. Ettinger and artist and educator Kandis Williams extends beyond the time of one evening, beyond the ontology of objects, beyond the voices pinned to words in print. Collages of historicized female bodies, choreographed in extremis, become haunted sites in which recognition and reflection reveal legacies of trauma. Processions of sfumato figures emerging, as if mystically, from the shadows reclaim historical presence. Both artists are equally invested in the critique of concepts founded in an intellectual history premised on persecution and its denial, and offer different kinds of praxis in their move toward possibilities of sharing and inventing futures. The haptic manifestation of this ethos crosses a variety of media including film, journals, drawing, painting, healing, and pedagogy. Working with what remains of catastrophe, Bracha L. Ettinger and Kandis Williams give form and offer a language to their visions. Through image, metaphor and embodiment they rouse meanings from obscurity into light, sifting threads resonating between the Other and the self. This open-ended co-poiesis extends continual becoming through which difference and sharing dilate, eclipse, and return under the sign of the eternal «matrixial space» of «carriance». Both artists invoke displaced mythological figures—Cassandra whose prophecies went unheeded and Eurydice who disappeared while trying to reappear—to imagine new forms for «feel-thinking», which dispel historical negation through an exchange of alterities and a unique œuvre. -Miciah Hussey.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00